Can you imagine someone not being fed and alive? Probably you may think for few days or few months only. But here’s a nature’s miracle that it’s alive even when it’s not been fed with any water or fresh air since last 44 years and it’s a rare phenomenon.
Actually we are talking about this plant which was planted in 1960 by this man, David Latimer from Cranleigh, Surrey. He last fed it in 1972 and stopped thereafter with a desire to experiment the same. But today also these plants are green.
The sealed pot containing the plant has a capacity of 38 liters and it’s deeply filled with the plant now. David is 80 now and it’s been assumed that the plant has developed it’s own ecosystem to stay alive for so many years without even being watered.
It’s surprising to know that in last 53 years this plant is being fed only once in 1972 before tightly sealing it as an experiment. The hardy spiderworts has grown inside to fill the 10 gallon jar surviving entirely on water, nutrients and recycled air.
Benjamin Franklin once said, “You may stop, but time will not.”
Swedish automobile maker Scania achieved to make a running clock for 24 hours straight keeping time down to the second, deploying a great team effort recently while managing a 750,000 sq ft working clock in a deserted airfield by strategically deploying 14 trucks that kept moving round-the-clock.
Scania employed 90 drivers for two hours each, to drive the trucks representing the second, the minute and the hour hands of the clock. Fleet managers kept guiding the trucks from a monitoring room.
Thanks to her mother who made her pictures go viral using her creativity and talent.
Los Angeles-based mother Laura Izumikawa Choi has a seemingly endless array of adventurous ideas for her four-month-old daughter Joey Marie’s nap time.
Her story is quiet similar to the one we published few months earlier. Both the stories are loaded with creativity and adventurous ideas. Have a look at the previous story images here which are even more adventurous than these ones by which this talented mom has narrated a totally different story in each image.
The baby’s photos have received more than 100,000 likes.
View Similar story here. The images narrate far more creative stories.
Haruka Misawa, a Japanese designer, reproduces the delicate alluring paper flowers through the simple act of sharpening a pencil. Curled up in a ring-like crown, the fragile paper objects assume the shape of tiny floral petals, with colorful details radiating from within the cylindrical form.
Misawa first created a series of custom, pencil-like forms using layers of tightly-rolled tinted paper on printed biotope gafs with a color gradation. Misawa applied paste to the surface of each sheet and wrapped it around a core, forming a tube-like shape. Finally, the designer — using an ordinary stationary tool — carefully sharpened the paper rods to create thin, spiraling sheets, whose delicate materiality resembles floral blooms. While these ‘pencil’ shavings measure between 15-40 millimeters in diameter, a close look reveals a sense of the textural properties of the individual paper sheets. ‘depending on how you sharpen it, the shavings may be thick and heavy, or so thin as to be almost transparent,’ the designer describes. ‘you can’t make the same flower twice. once you’ve created one, you’re bound to try again.’
Can you imagine to sleep or dine in two countries at the same time?
You might think it to be a dream or an imagination, but it’s true and here’s how?
Have you heard about the unique Arbez Hotel located on the France – Swiss border? The uniqueness of this hotel is that it has some rooms which are located on the border and allows the visitors to stay in two countries at the same time.
The bed in the honeymoon suite is split between the two countries, and another guest room is entirely in Switzerland, though its adjoining bathroom is in France. So you can enjoy the trip to two countries at the same time while staying at this hotel particularly.
The restaurant of the hotel also lies on the border and it features both local French and Swiss cuisine giving it’s visitors a special experience where you can benefit from two cultures and traditions.
At the dining room at Hotel Arbez you can eat in Switzerland or France — or both if you sit at this table.
The hotel’s website reads as “Two nations sleep in the same bed and eat at the same table.”
To read more on how this hotel came to exist in the first place click here.
French start up SeaBubbles had once again proved the words of Napoleon Hill, “There is always plenty of capital for those who can create practical plans for using it” absolutely correct. They have been successful in raising $550,000 in funding to build egg-shaped taxis flying above the river Seine to reduce traffic in Paris.
The battery-driven river shuttle can be convoked by a smartphone and piloted by a robot. These taxis can travel for up to 80-100 km on a single charge.
Two entrepreneurs of SeaBubbles are working on the project and have been successful in raising funds for the first round, where as the next round of funding will be done by August to develop the taxi app and docking stations around the pod.
SeaBubbles wants to build battery operated bubble shaped ships that hover a few inches above water which can transport maximum five people including a pilot at a time. Thebault, one of the founder, said, “The goal is to forgo the pilot and make the system fully autonomous in a few years once regulation allows it.”
As more cash is required to turn their dreams into cabs, the startup said they have reached out to car-hailing company Uber Technologies Inc. as well as construction company Vinci SA and luxury-goods maker LVMH. The matter is in discussion and shortly they expect to reach at some concluding decisions.
“You’ve got packed roads and empty waterways in a lot of cities – there’s an obvious opportunity,” co-founder Alain Thebault said in an interview. “We want to build water taxis.” Founders Anders Bringdal and Thebault, a surfer and a math-loving sailor respectively, together broke the record for speed on a floating sailboat they’d designed in 2009.
The founders said SeaBubbles has the support of Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo, who has pledged to cut pollution in the city. Carmakers, battery vendors and software engineering companies have expressed interest in helping develop upgrades and scale production.
The startup will sell the pods to individuals as well as countries, cities and companies, but its founders are still debating whether they want to manage a taxi service themselves or outsource it.
Expected to launch by summers in 2017, the taxis will be available for booking through a dedicated app and will have their own docking ports. The founders wish to showcase the first bubble at the 2017 Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show in January.
Yayoi Kusama, a Japanese artist floats a landscape of 1,300 mirrored spheres at the glass house.
Incorporated into the 49-acre landscape surrounding the glass house, Yayoi Kusama has realized the landscape installation ‘Narcissus garden’. on view from now until november 30, 2016, the work sweeps across the lower meadow and forest, creating a dramatic vista to the west of Philip Johnson’s historic glazed dwelling.
First created fifty years ago as part of the venice art biennale, this iteration of ‘narcissus garden’ comprises 1,300 floating steel spheres, each which measure approximately 12 inches in diameter (30 cm). drifting in the newly restored pond, the spheres move as wind passes and follow the water’s natural currents, forming a dynamic and ever-changing sculpture. the orbs’ polished mirrored surfaces reflect views of the pond pavilion, wooded landscape, and sky that surrounds it.